I’ve been listening to Eno’s ambient stuff, Frippertronics and such a lot lately and I decided to download Paulstretch and have some fun. It’s a utility that makes high quality stretch sound files- you can stretch up to 10,000x or something like 10^18 in hyperstretch mode; I calculated one second of music would last 30,000,000,000 years or something ridiculous like that. My first experiment was to take a drone piece I recorded last year as part of my Covid album and stretch it to half an hour. For anyone with the curiosity or the patience here it is:
Warning- the fade in is stretched too so there’s no sound for about a minute.
And for reference, the original:
I’m going to keep messing around with it. Already slow music works best it seems because fast music when slowed can still have odd transitions.